Bob Whitaker's Weekly Articles  –  September 18, 1999


September 18, 1999  –  WHITAKER ONLINE'S FIRST ANNIVERSARY

September 18, 1999  –  SELECTIVELY RIGHTEOUS ANGER

September 18, 1999  –  EVERYBODY LOVES DANFORTH

September 18, 1999  –  THE LINCOLN SOLUTION

 

WHITAKER ONLINE'S FIRST ANNIVERSARY

 

The first Whitaker Online was published a year ago, on September 12, 1998. We are waging a life and death political struggle. Virgil Huston, the South Carolina League's webmaster, decided one year ago that what I have to say after many years as a political expert might be useful to all of us waging this struggle.

We talk about the Celtic heritage of the South, but we are not learning the real lesson the Celtic tragedy can teach. Two thousand years ago, the Celtic languages and culture dominated all of Western Europe. Then the Romans came. Against the Romans, the Celts had one fatal flaw. The legions were disciplined and marched in close order. But Celts attacked bravely, wildly, and pointlessly. No matter how many Celtic warriors there were, the disciplined legions would conquer them. And eighteen centuries later, the Irish Celts had the same fatal flaw against the British. Disciplined redcoats could defeat any number of wild Celts. So now the Celtic language is dying out even in the tiny areas where it is still spoken. Because of the fatal flaw in Celtic warfare, their culture is dead and all that is left is the Celtic bloodline, much of it in the American South.

Now immigration, integration, and multiculturalism are pushing out Southern culture and what is left of the Celtic bloodline here and in Europe. Today's war is political, and today's Celts have the same weakness they did before. I have been in political warfare for over four decades. I know what gets to our enemies, but I can't beat them by myself. We cannot beat them in the old wild Celt way, charging and shouting while all the rest of us, separately, run around the disciplined leftist legions and toss words at them.

The left has its legions. They coordinate their arguments. This is a war of words, so the left chooses its words very carefully. When they find cliches or arguments that work, they use them again and again and again. We often complain about how they repeat the same arguments in unison. But doing that WORKS.

The leftist always gets his point in. The conservative doesn't. When the Romans found that the combination of javelin, short sword and shield worked, they used it to conquer the world. In the present struggle for our very existence, words are our only weapon. But we throw them around the way the Celtic hordes threw their spears. For each effective liberal weapon, I have recommended a counter-weapon, which I have developed over years in the political struggle. But they have to be USED, and they have to be used again and again and again. When a leftist even mentions guns, we must cram the New York example right down their throats. We must cross-examine them about the Sullivan Law, which requires a woman to go to prison for a minimum sentence of one year for defending herself with a can of mace.

They are always saying "racism'. We must talk about Wordism, which is the real problem. But we must not just MENTION Wordism. We have to make sure our point gets made. A concept is a WEAPON. Words and concepts are our ONLY weapons.

Just as they countered the "Communist" label by ridicule, we must learn to "anaziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews" until they get as sick to death of hearing it as we are.

As Virgil says at the beginning of each Whitaker Online, I have "been there and done that." My tactics WORK. But the weapons I hand you can do nothing unless you make your spokesmen use them. And they have to be used and tried until they work. When you've honed them to perfection, you have to use them again and again and again. This is not necessarily the way to have the most fun. The wild Celts had the fun. Those who made up the Celtic armies had individual weapons and lots of variety. The dull old Roman soldiers each had a javelin, a shield, and a short sword. The Romans found the arms that worked best, and KEPT them. The Celts enjoyed variety. As a result, the lands that were once Gaelic are now speaking varieties of Latin.

As I pointed out before, you get what you ask for. Words are our only weapons. Unless we develop some discipline in using them, and unless we learn to find the ones that WORK, we will repeat the Celtic Tragedy. I keep complaining about respectable conservatives. The problem is that respectable conservatives are the only ones liberals want on discussion shows. But the secret is that this CAN be overcome. If one percent of the readers of Whitaker Online were to send an email letter condemning a respectable conservative to the show he is on, it would make a BIG difference.

But someone else will find it much easier to do this if YOU do it. And vice-versa. That is why moving as a group makes such a huge difference. If you are in public, debating, input from your potential fans makes a big difference. If you jump on the wimps, it impresses them. Believe me, I've been there.

Our problem is NOT that we're helpless. Our problem is that we are INERT.

Whitaker Online is dedicated to handing out the weapons, and to the hope that they will be used.

 

SELECTIVELY RIGHTEOUS ANGER

 

On CNN's Crossfire, the attorney for Ken McVeigh said that if the government had come clean in the first place, there would have been no Oklahoma bombing. Senator Frank Lautenburg, a liberal Democrat, was deeply incensed. He said that McVeigh's lawyer was trying to excuse McVeigh's actions.

The lawyer's argument certainly sounded a bit thin to me, but I don't think Lautenburg had any reason to get upset. After all, Democrats have been saying exactly this kind of thing for forty years. Back in the early sixties liberals were excusing black rioting and killing with just such language.

And not just black killing. Back then, the line on every college faculty was that "so-called criminals" were actually victims of an unjust society.

Liberals like to say that was then, and this is now. They say they no longer excuse crime the way they did in the sixties. But when a black man got on a New York subway a year or so ago and committed mass slaughter with an automatic weapon, nobody blamed him. It was the GUNS that were to blame.

When a white supremacist went around killing nonwhites, it was all racist. But the black guy killing whites was all the fault of the guns. Nothing has changed.

Then McVeigh's lawyer used the same old line liberals have always used. Lautenburg went ballistic. When someone starts murdering people for a LEFTIST reason, everybody agrees that HE should be given the benefit of the doubt. But for a non-leftist to USE the same justification is BLASPHEMY!

I saw a cartoon some time back that portrayed this situation beautifully. It showed a bunch of people lined up on one side. Some were in Klan robes, some were in swastikas. Each one had "right wing extremist" written on him. On the other side, out by himself, was the Unibomber. He was labeled, "Unibomber". There is no such thing as a "left wing extremist." The Unibomber did his bombing for the cause of environmental extremism, but no one connected him with Al Gore or anyone else on that side.

In other words, there is such a thing as "right wing violence." But there is no such thing as "left wing violence." You may be sure the respectable conservative commentator on Crossfire pointed none of this out. When will a respectable conservative force a liberal like Lautenburg to explain these contradictions? Don't hold your breath.

 

EVERYBODY LOVES DANFORTH

 

Janet Reno has appointed Senator John Danforth to look into the Waco mess. Both liberals and respectable conservatives say this is a great choice. Why I am not reassured by this?

In a decades-long political career, Danforth has never once outraged liberals. He is therefore eminently respectable and has Janet Reno's full endorsement.

John Danforth has invested all this time in never offending the establishment. Now who really believes he is going to risk all that by exposing a cover up or doing any thing else really serious? I wish they would give me one percent of the millions Danforth is going to spend, and let me write his report for him. I was a professional senior staffer for years, and I have written many speeches and many, many statements and many, many reports for the big dogs. I could write Danforth's report now.

This is the report: Waco was a screwup, but everyone was honest and above-board. Nobody is really to blame. It was tragic and inexcusable, though everybody will be excused. I could have the report ready for you in less than a week, and save us all a lot of time and trouble.

 

THE LINCOLN SOLUTION

 

When the Chinese head of state visited Clinton in the White House some time back, the question of Taiwan came up. He said that during his visit he was surrounded on all sides by momentos of and memorials to Abraham Lincoln. He pointed out that Lincoln had dealt with a problem identical to that of Taiwan. If someone is part of the Union and tries to act otherwise, he said, Lincoln had a solution. A Final Solution.

Clinton said the situations were absolutely different, but he failed to name a single difference. Now East Timor is seceding from Indonesia, and the Indonesian forces are in there killing them. Once again, the Lincoln Solution. Clinton says East Timor should be independent because they VOTED for independence.

They had referenda on secession in Virginia and Tennessee in 1861. The vote was better than two to one for secession. Lincoln never claimed the Southern States didn't WANT independence. He said specifically that he was not fighting the war about slavery or anything else. He was invading the South in order to force them, against their will, to be part of the Union. Every respectable conservative, North and South, would be happy to kill anybody to preserve the Union. But they condemn China's threat to use force to reunite Taiwan to China. Respectable conservatives are also upset that Indonesia is using the Lincoln Solution against East Timor. To be a respectable conservative, each of these opinions is required. If you have a logical mind, being respectable is terribly complicated.

Let's see if I can list the respectable conservative positions without a scorecard in my hand:

Independence for the South was the Ultimate Evil. But East Timor deserves full United States and world backing. Independence in Europe is OK if we make sure that every independent state is ethnically balanced (See June 12 article, "Busing By Bomber"). As I make clear in "Busing By Bomber," the United States is willing to use force to integrate all European countries.

On the other hand, the United States supports the reunification of China, which is a racially homogeneous country. All Chinese should be united, just as no European country must be allowed such racial homogeneity.

"Asia for the Asians, Africa for the Africans, and Europe for everybody."

And for each of these goals, all respectable conservatives are ready to fight. As for me, I can't even keep all this straight, much less fight for it.

Maybe I'm just not clever enough to be respectable.

The problem is, of course, that I think in a straight line.

By contrast, one who wants to be respectable must have his eyes exclusively on what liberals consider acceptable. Since what passes for liberal thought is snakelike, you cannot stay within the limits they lay down for respectability at any given moment unless you are able to curve and switch around behind them. Respectability allows no room for a straight line.





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